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Managing partly distributed teams

Partly distributed teams (teams with co-located and distributed members) existed before the pandemic, but are becoming the new normal as companies plan their future. We have a lot of knowledge about managing fully co-located teams from centuries of work, and modern technology companies have pioneered fully distributed teams. However, leading a partially distributed team presents unique challenges, interpersonal and technical. What makes partially distributed teams especially challenging? How can we address these challenges to make our distributed organizations more effective? In this talk, Kevin Goldsmith discusses four main challenges: Conway's Law, Amdahl's Law (as applied to organizations), Empathy, and Communication. He gives examples of these problems and solutions from his experience leading partially distributed teams over the last 25 years.
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